Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Walton, R.V. Mr., 1894 - , Interviewee, Male, Soldier;
Speaker: Newitt, Ned, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Interviewed with wife. Mentions working for Brown Brothers and the Bag Stores. Recalls service in the army during the First World War in France and Mesopotamia. Talks about the unemployed workers march of 1905 and leaders of the march. Recalls meetings of the Independent Labour Party in the market place and Oswald Mosley and the Blackshirts at the Junior Training Hall as well as other speakers. Speaks about a Braunstone rent collector and gives the prices of some rents. Mrs Walton talks about running a fishing tackle shop in Leicester and delivering milk.
Place of birth:
Education: Mellor Road school to age 14;
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1890s, 1900s,1910s, 1920s, 1930s,
Recording Date: 12/1/1984
Playing time: 45 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Cross Reference: see LO/070/021/B
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